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Racine officials announce funding for workforce training programs

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Local and state officials announced new funding that aims to boost skilled employment in Racine County. 

The programs are designed to prepare people who live there for high-demand careers in growing industries, including programs to help people get ready for jobs at the new Foxconn plant. 

"As the demand for skilled workers only increases, all the more reason we need to invest in worker training to close that skills gap and give more local residents the opportunity to succeed in the new economy," said Racine Mayor Cory Mason. 

Officials say the new funds will place Racine County in a good position to be ready for its expected spike in job growth. 

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